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Big Big Train


Crossover Prog

4.17 | 759 ratings

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3 stars After seeing all the glowing reviews of this album on the site it is with some trepidation that I post a review which basically disagrees with almost everyone.

I have tried to embrace the music of Big Big Train over the years but I have never really come away with any feeling except boredom. I admire their musicianship but hardly anything about their music excites me. Nothing daring or different about this album, it's just track after track of inoffensive progressive elevator music to my ears. I'd actually rather hate some music than feel the total indifference that I feel towards this because at least that means it has registered some sort of response in me.

I have seen this compared to early Genesis. I can hear in the music why people have made that connection and there is a similarity in some of the soundscapes but apart from that I feel the comparison is misleading. Words that I associate with early Genesis are quirky, inventive and daring. I cannot ascribe those adjectives to any music that I have ever heard from this band and in spirit they are a million light years away from Genesis.

I honestly don't want to feel this unenthusiastic about an album which seems to be loved by almost everyone on here but I just can't help it.

menawati | 3/5 |


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